In June of 2021, Exactech—a North Florida based medical device manufacturer—issued a product safety recall for its Connexion GXL liner hip implant. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a product safety recall for the Exactech Connexion GXL in August of 2021. The product safety recall was recently updated with new information. Anyone who has received an Exactech Connexion GXL liner hip implant should be fully aware of all of the health and safety concerns associated with this product, including defective product lawsuits filed against the manufacturer.
Health Safety Researchers Raised Red Flags About the Exactech Connexion GXL Hip Implant
A study published in the The Journal of Arthroplasty reviewed more than ten years of data of patients who had significant osteolysis before receiving a hip implant. A significant percentage of patients were forced to undergo a revision surgery. After an in depth analysis of the data, the research concluded that patients who got the “Exactech Connexion GXL liner may be prone to a high rate of early failure from wear and severe secondary osteolysis.”
Soon after, a study published in the Arthroplasty Today was also focused on the safety of the Exactech Connexion GXL liner hip implant. In the study, researchers monitored and evaluated several dozen people who received hip implants. Unfortunately, they found that several people required a secondary revision surgery to correct a serious medical complication within the first five years of the date they received their implant. The medical researchers concluded that they observed a “concerning trend with the use of the Exactech Connexion GXL liner.”
Connexion GXL Hip Liner Recalled for “Edge-Loading” and “Premature Prosthesis Wear”
Common Symptoms, Medical Complications, and Possible Need for Revision Surgery
Exactech May Be Liable for Injuries and Complications Caused by Defective Product
A number of different product liability lawsuits have already been filed against Exactech. These legal claims allege that the company manufactured and sold dangerous and defective medical devices (Exactech Connexion GXL liner hip implants) that caused tangible harm to patients. Further, these legal claims allege that the company knew or should have known about the product safety defects earlier. Lawsuits allege an improper and negligent delay in recall by the company harmed people.
Compensation May Be Available for Patients Harmed by a Defective Hip Implant
Bernheim Kelley Battista & Bliss, LLC is a leading product liability firm that has experience handling a wide range of defective medical device claims. Contact the legal team today to request a no cost, fully confidential initial appointment with an experienced defective medical device attorney. From their law offices in Florida and Massachusetts, Bernheim Kelley Battista & Bliss provide local and nationwide representation in defective Exactech Connexion hip implant claims.